Affinity Health Plan is an independent, not-for-profit managed care plan designed to serve the needs of underserved residents of the New York Metropolitan Area. Affinity serves over 205,000 Members in a service area that includes New York City, Long Island, Westchester, Rockland and Orange Counties. Affinity provides health care coverage through its Child Health Plus, Family Health Plus and Medicaid. Founded by several community health centers in 1986, Affinity was the first health plan licensed in New York State specifically to serve government-sponsored populations. It served as a model for development of the State Medicaid managed care program, and as a pilot for State premium support programs for the uninsured.